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Bridging Divides

Listening, learning, and discovering shared purpose.

Head, Heart, and Hands: Breaking the Cycle of Religious Fear Head, Heart, and Hands: Breaking the Cycle of Religious Fear
by Sheikh Jamal Rahman
By learning the foundations of each other's faiths, we can learn to respect and connect with one another so we may work together to build a better world.
How to Convert a Republican How to Convert a Republican
by Madeline Ostrander
Pramila Jayapal on race, immigration, and how to talk across the political divide.
Breakthrough Communities: Lessons from Pennsauken, N.J. Breakthrough Communities: Lessons from Pennsauken, N.J.
by M. Paloma Pavel
M. Paloma Pavel, founder of Breakthrough Communities and president of Earth House Center, shares tips for intentional integration in your community.
Discussion Guide: America: The Remix Discussion Guide: America: The Remix
by Ashlee Green
Includes article summaries and questions to spark your discussion around the YES! Magazine multiracial America issue.
Resource Guide for a Multiracial America Resource Guide for a Multiracial America
by Berit Anderson
Here are some groups, campaigns, media sources and organizations to help you learn more about the multiracial experience and growing movements across the country. Pick one (or 10) that interest you and get involved yourself!
Quote: President Barack Obama Quote: President Barack Obama
A quote from President Barack Obama, from the America: The Remix issue of YES! Magazine. Download it here.
A Call to Bring the World Together… A Call to Bring the World Together…
Video: Since its November 2009 launch, over 36,000 people have affirmed the Charter for Compassion, a project that sprouted from author Karen Armstrong's TED speech. Based on the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," the charter is a result of public input from 150,000 religious and secular people worldwide.
Making Peace in South Asia: The Role of Citizens' Diplomacy Making Peace in South Asia: The Role of Citizens' Diplomacy
by Zia Mian
Tired of waiting for their governments to act, Indians and Pakistanis are uniting to find common ground and pathways to peace.
An Invitation to Sacred Intention An Invitation to Sacred Intention
by Rabbi Ted Falcon, Pastor Don Mackenzie, Sheikh Jamal Rahman
Three friends from different faiths offer guidance for forming intentions that focus not on what we do or don't have, but on who we are.
"Peacing It Together" Unites Israeli and Palestinian Teens  "Peacing It Together" Unites Israeli and Palestinian Teens
A movie trailer for the 30-minute documentary "Peacing It Together," which follows 10 Israeli, 10 Palestinian, ad 9 Canadian teens as they make films together that focus on peace.
10 Courageous Things You Can Do to Build Community 10 Courageous Things You Can Do to Build Community
by Milenko Matanovic
Building strong communities is critical, hard work. It’s also one of the most courageous and important things each of us can do every day.
A New Beginning with the Muslim World A New Beginning with the Muslim World
by Farrah Hassen
If the administration is serious about building a new relationship with the Muslim world, it should implement one basic, non-ideological, cost-effective policy: Stop killing Muslims.
Lessons from the Attack on Van Jones Lessons from the Attack on Van Jones
by Rob Biko Baker
Jones is a powerful role model in or out of the White House.
How to Talk to Your Friends About Copenhagen How to Talk to Your Friends About Copenhagen
by Madeline Ostrander
Talking about climate change may be one of the most revolutionary things you can do. But how do you strike up your own Copenhagen conversations—and what do you say once you do?
Honoring Nathan Huggins, Martin, and Malcolm
 Honoring Nathan Huggins, Martin, and Malcolm

by Grace Lee Boggs
I spoke (via Skype) to the graduate students Symposium at Harvard University on December 5, the 20th anniversary of the death of Nathan Huggins, former director of the university's DuBois Center.
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